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A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres

Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.

How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

'The Librarian will wring the heart of anyone who fell in love with books as a child. It is a hymn to the power of children's literature...delightful' The Times

'This beautifully crafted novel is a tribute to the power of books' Sunday Express

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Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 9780241330234
Published 01/11/2018
Binding Paperback
Pages 400
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A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres

Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.

How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

'The Librarian will wring the heart of anyone who fell in love with books as a child. It is a hymn to the power of children's literature...delightful' The Times

'This beautifully crafted novel is a tribute to the power of books' Sunday Express

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